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David Siah

David Siah

Executive Vice President, South East Asia-Australia, Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + International Studies (CSCIS)

David Siah is an experienced board advisor and is actively involved in advising commercial and nonprofit organizations in the APAC region. He is currently the Vice President, Customer Success (Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa) for Trend Micro, responsible for a team of 180 people to provide excellent customer experience and effective cybersecurity threat response and risk assessment across 37 countries. Prior to this role, he was the Vice President of Channels and Distribution (Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa) for 4 years and prior to that, he served as the Country General Manager for Trend Micro’s Singapore and Indonesian offices and set up the regional TrendLabs incidence response center in Singapore in 2012 and concurrently served as its Director till 2017.

On a voluntary basis, David was previously the Vice-Chairman of the Asia Pacific Executive Council of a global Cloud Security certification body headquartered in US from 2014-2019 and is currently the regional executive in charge of the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace & International Studies’ (CSCIS) Asia Pacific chapters. He also volunteers in the executive committees of AISP (Association of Info Security Professionals) and SGTECH and serves on the advisory boards of Kaplan Education and DODID Data Center. Outside of Industry voluntarism, David was a pioneering founder of Green Shoots, a social initiative to provide counselling and tuition to army detainees serving detention sentences at the SAF detention barracks.

David was listed as one of APAC’s top 50 Cybersecurity Influencers. He is CCISO (Certified Chief Information Security Officer) and CCSK (Certificate in Cloud Security Knowledge) certified and was also part of the working group that drafted Singapore's Cloud Outage and Incidence Response Technical Reference. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School (Advanced Management Program-201st Cohort)